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What were ancient Roman coins doing underneath a Japanese castle?

Archaeologists found the coins beneath an ancient castle in Okinawa, Japan. Roman coins have never before been found in the country, leaving researchers questioning exactly where they came from.
Christian Science Monitor

Ancient Roman coins unearthed at Japan castle in southern Okinawa

ancient roman coins unearthed at japan castle in southern okinawa
Archaeologists have for the first time unearthed ancient Roman coins at the ruins of an old castle in Japan. The discovery of 10 bronze and copper coins was made in southern Okinawa.
MailOnline

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News video: Ruins Of Japanese Castle Reveals Ancient Roman Coins

Ruins Of Japanese Castle Reveals Ancient Roman Coins 00:54

Since 2013, a team of archeologists from Uruma city's local Board of Education has been excavating Katsuren castle located in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture. The site is a UNESCO world..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: U.S. Fighter Jet Crashes Off Coast Of Okinawa, Pilot Rescued

U.S. Fighter Jet Crashes Off Coast Of Okinawa, Pilot Rescued 00:48

On Thursday a U.S. Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier fighter jet crashed into the ocean off the coast of southwestern Okinawa in Japan. The pilot was able to eject safely from the aircraft and was rescued. The..
Source: Wochit News -

News video: Mel Gibson's

Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge" has Venice premiere 01:14

Mel Gibson, Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Australian actors Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer and Luke Bracey attend the Venice Film Festival premiere of "Hacksaw Ridge". Rough Cut - no reporter..
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News video: Japan Said to Offer Saudi Arabia More Crude Storage

Japan Said to Offer Saudi Arabia More Crude Storage 04:14

Sept. 1 -- Japan plans to offer to expand oil storage capacity leased to Saudi Arabia on its southern island of Okinawa, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Bloomberg's Stephen..
Source: Bloomberg Global Business -

News video: Japan Readies For Another Typhoon

Japan Readies For Another Typhoon 00:40

Typhoon Lionrock predicted to turn toward Japan 00:45 (CNN)Just a week after the deadly Typhoon Mindulle and Kompasu pummeled Japan, the country is bracing for another powerful typhoon to hit its..
Source: Wochit Headline News -

 

US fighter plane missing after 'crashing into the sea off Okinawa coast' 

us fighter plane missing after 'crashing into the sea off okinawa coast' 
The military aircraft, believed to be a AV8B Harrier II jet, crashed after taking off from the southern Japanese island of Okinawa (file photo). The aircraft's crew have reportedly been rescued.
MailOnline

World's oldest fishhooks found in Japanese island cave

world's oldest fishhooks found in japanese island cave
Archaeologists find the world's oldest fishhooks in a cave on the Japanese island of Okinawa, dating from about 23,000 years ago.
BBC News

Is this the world's oldest fishhook? 23,000-year-old angler's tool discovered in Sakitari Cave in Okinawa Island, Japan

is this the world's oldest fishhook? 23,000-year-old angler's tool discovered in sakitari cave in okinawa island, japan
The two fishing tools were discovered by Japanese archaeologists excavating Sakitari Cave in Okinawa Island where evidence suggests people lived there nearly 30,000 years ago.
MailOnline

My father would be proud that Mel Gibson has come back stronger says son of Hacksaw Ridge hero whose film is star's comeback from anti-Semitic shame

my father would be proud that mel gibson has come back stronger says son of hacksaw ridge hero whose film is star's comeback from anti-semitic shame
Desmond Doss Jr said the movie about his father's heroism at Okinawa would have got the WWII hero's approval because it showed Mel Gibson had turned his life round after his disgrace.
MailOnline

Desmond Doss awarded a Medal of Honor for saving 75 lives during brutal Battle of Okinawa

desmond doss awarded a medal of honor for saving 75 lives during brutal battle of okinawa
Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge tells the true story of Desmond Doss, who enlists in the Army in WWII determined to save lives on the front line as a medic, but refuses to carry a gun on moral grounds.
MailOnline

ANA plane forced to make emergency landing after pilot spotted cracks in windscreen

ana plane forced to make emergency landing after pilot spotted cracks in windscreen
The Boeing 787 All Nippon Airways plane was flying from Tokyo to Singapore when the pilot saw the crack and made an emergency landing on Okinawa island on Sunday morning.
MailOnline

U.S. military to return 17 percent of land it controls in Okinawa

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it was preparing to hand back to the Japanese government more than a sixth of the land it controls in Okinawa, in a move that could help defuse..
Reuters

The 'Game of Thrones' ant is coming: New species with terrifying dragon-like spines discovered using 3D imaging

the 'game of thrones' ant is coming: new species with terrifying dragon-like spines discovered using 3d imaging
The newly discovered ant species found in the rainforests of Papua New Guinea was named by scientists from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University.
MailOnline

U.S. military to limit legal protection to some contractors in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Washington said it will limit legal protections and benefits to some U.S. civilian contractors working for the military in Japan in a bid to assuage local anger following the killing..
Reuters

US military base worker held for drink-driving on Japan’s Okinawa amid rising tensions


Telegraph.co.uk

A chirp off the old block: Zebra finches learn their song from their fathers in the same way humans learn their first language

a chirp off the old block: zebra finches learn their song from their fathers in the same way humans learn their first language
New research from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University has identified the neurons in the brain that are associated with auditory memory of song.
MailOnline

Thousands protest U.S. bases on Okinawa after Japan woman's murder

NAHA, Japan (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people gathered in sweltering heat on Japan's Okinawa island on Sunday in one of the biggest demonstrations in two decades against U.S. military bases,..
Reuters

Protesters gather for anti-US military rally in Okinawa

protesters gather for anti-us military rally in okinawa
Crowds are gathering on the Japanese island of Okinawa to protest against the heavy US military presence in the area.
BBC News


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